A herniated disc of the neck is a condition in which the material within one of the discs in the cervical spine (the nucleus pulposis) partially extrudes out of the outer layer of the disc (the annulus fibrosis). In this video, I discuss a cervical herniated disc.

Signs and symptoms

This extrusion of disc material can place pressure on nearby nerve roots. The athlete might experience neck pain from the tear in the annulus of the disc. The athlete might have pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness into the arm, hand, or fingers from pressure on the nerve root.

Treatment options for a cervical herniated disc

Nonsurgical treatments can include anti-inflammatory medications, steroid dose packs, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections. Surgery to remove the disc and relieve pressure on the nerve can sometimes be necessary if nonoperative treatments fail or neurologic deficits worsen.

Also read:
Low back pain: Signs your injury could be serious
Catastrophic cervical spine injury

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